Monday, December 31, 2007
drinking yummy pomegranate juice, one of our favorite past times. Blue Mosque
No, I did not buy this felted wool hat, but I had to try it on!Our favorite rug salesman in Cappadocia!
Climbing in a frozen waterfall in the Kilchlar Canyon.
Walking on a frozen creek bed in the Guvercinlik Valley.
The Sultan hot air balloon company getting ready for a flight. Nice day for a hot air balloon ride!
Landing and deflating the balloon. Gordon balancing on a frozen sand dune.
A nice view from the canyon above Kilchlar (Sword) and Kizilchukur (Red Rock) Valleys.
Whoa- look over there!
Awww, so sweet and peaceful!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
As some of you might not understand, Turkey is a negotiators paradise.
That means bargaining for almost anything you can think of.
A quick and efficient trip... one Turkmenistan carpet traded for a 3rd generation 40 gb iPod, four small pillows cases made of old Turkish kilims, a pair of 100 year old donkey transport bags from Turkmenistan for 100 EUR, one ceramic floral tile, four pairs of silver earrings for 50 YTL, two body butter lotions from The Body Shop (two for the price of one holiday special) and several gallons of pommegranete tasty sweet yet with a lasting bittery and rewarding taste were consumed.
And on Monday Gordon received a new camera that he has been drooling over for the past year or more, so get ready for some new awesome inspiring pictures to come with his Olympus E-510 SLR 10.0 megamixel.
We are still hot on leads to next years teaching contracts. We are looking into mostly Africa and South America, but we will go almost anywhere.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Above is our housemate Jess, the boss' wife Linda, and me, in the snow the other day.
Monday, November 12, 2007
It is now Monday, November 12th and it is my bday and it is still snowing. Although, it did rain yesterday and melt most of the ground cover, it is white again. Yeah- I will get to wear my snow boots to school tomorrow!
My wonderful hubby made me a delicious chocolate cake, from scratch. He is so amazing!
Some neighbors, colleagues and friends were able to join us in the celebration.
Even the Cangiano family joined us in the fun (the President's kids and wife- Linda). The kids were great- Celia(4), Grace(6), and George(8). It is nice having kids around, it makes a person feel so much younger, I love their enthusiasm- especially when they are all hyped up on sugar! The above picture was taken when they were getting all bundled up to go home and delaying the process with balloon sword fighting.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
We had a Halloween Party for our friends and colleagues on October 31st. I was the road runner, Gordon was Red Sox baseball player (of course) and there were a plethera of marvelous costumes. We desired to have the theme of fracture fairy tales and kittie lit gone wrong. We had the three blind mice with the farmer's wife who cut off their tails, fro-white, jill who fell down the hill, the little red N-gin that could, Alice Cooper in Wonder Land, and many more.